10 Ways To Know You're Ready For Spring Break

10 Ways To Know You're Ready For Spring Break

May the force be with us in this upcoming week and we survive to make it to Spring Break without taking any L's.
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Spring Break is days away. For those of you like me, I have been waiting since the end of Winter Break. I dream of getting on the plane and flying back home so I can do two things: lay around and watch Netflix, most importantly without distractions. I'm already in the Spring Break spirit and don't plan on doing anything else rather than preparing for Spring Break. If you're Spring Break is coming up, you can understand these struggles.

1. Homework is not a thing anymore

If you have homework, let's be honest: you don't want to do it. Usually, I don't enjoy doing my homework but for some reason the urge to resist homework heightens during this time. I definitely know I need to be doing my homework, but it just becomes so much more tedious. Can I just go back home and cuddle up in my bed already?


2. Start shopping for swimsuits

Even if you are going home to lay in bed for seven days (this will be me) for someone reason shopping for swimsuits starts around this time. It seems almost like a right of passage to do so doesn't it?

3. Getting the island vibes into full effects

Spring Break means getting away, maybe traveling to a tropical island, or at least some place with much warmer weather than where you are now. In order to fully get into the Spring Break spirit you have to have all of the vibes including the music. As soon as the calendar shows Spring Break being less than 10 days away, I immediately start blasting Machel Montano to get me in the mood.

4. Start packing a week in advance

Packing a week in advance always ends up happening to me. Even if I know I will probably change half of the outfits in my suitcase, it's always good to know you're prepared (plus packing can also distract you from doing homework) Packing gets me even more excited to leave than anything else.

5. Thinking about one thing only: warmer weather

The weather this winter has been extremely tricky. It goes from summer to winter, to spring weather, and back to winter again. Warmer weather is the only thing I want to be in. Whether it be a tropical island or taking a trip out west to the sunny state of California, I need a constant temperature of 70 and above just for a week.

6. Making sure that you are somewhat Spring Break body ready

This means going to the gym and somewhat attempting to make sure you are eating healthy so you can pig out while on vacation and don't feel horrible about it. It's time to hit the gym and try to get that six pack in tact.

7. Brain has turned on another switch: Vacation mode

I am already in vacation mode, which is sad but true. My mind has already shut itself off and the only thing I'm thinking of is going back home, jumping in my bed and going straight to sleep.

8. Searching for shows binge watch

Netflix will forever be my favorite form of entertainment. I can re-watch my favorite classic movies and my favorite shows. I am always watching new shows to watch. Spring Break is the perfect time for everyone to find their shows and binge watch them over the week. I know I will at least be watching 3 shows in full.

9.You're ready to get away from anyone and anything that reminds you of school

At this point, school is the last thing on my mind. Spring Break honestly could not get here fast enough. I simply want to take a day and just escape from everything and everyone that has been bothering me. If we're being completely honest, there's only so much school a person can take... I think we all just need a break.

10. When you have a ton of things to do before Friday but they won't get done until Thursday night

I definitely have a lot of things to do before leaving for vacation, but procrastination has been a major key for me. I need to pack and make sure my homework is turned it, but knowing me it probably won't get done until Thursday night.

May the force be with us in this upcoming week and we survive to make it to Spring Break without taking any L's.


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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.

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Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!

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